. it increases the level of stabilitcivility in politics. we will change the environment in which politics is being conducted. we will elect many more women to public office. that is a very good thing for our country. >> out as a young mother. i got a solicitation letter from a group of women who said they were getting organized to get more women elected for public office. i thought that is a powerful idea. about 25 years later. people are taught about how i should grow wings and fly. she said he should do this. i can show you how and i can promise if you do emily's list will be with you every step of the way. i and the senator from the commonwealth of massachusetts. >> i am cleric paschal -- claire mccaskill. the energy in this room is amazing. i am taking it with me. i will draw upon it many times over the next six years when there are tough votes ahead. many people heard of todd a a senator or as statewide official. i was the doctor of the first woman elected to the council in the town -- daughter of the first woman ever elected to the council the town ichor up in. i knew what it took.